Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart.
Quote by Eric Hoffer
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Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.
The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Simple steps are complex when manouvering.
A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself.
If I'm a lush at anything, it's food and drink. I'm not materialistic in any way, but I value food.
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.